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I Love a Road Trip!

Road trips! Many people groan as soon as they hear these words. But to me, every road trip is a journey that has created lasting memories. The ultimate road trip state South Florida is home to many road trip destinations. Orlando offers every kind of amusement park and tourist attractions. The Panhandle has exceptional beaches. For the nature enthusiast there is the Everglades complete with alligators and air boat rides. St. Augustine showcases the state's history. We have the Gulf of Mexico on ...

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Defensive Driving Tips

I was born and raised in South Florida and over the last 50 years driving has changed and the roads are more congested than ever. South Florida is very diverse with all kinds of drivers – slow, fast, sloppy, and distracted! Here are a few things to help you stay a little safer: 1. Focus on driving, not on everything else in the vehicle such as the radio, cell phone, kids, or a heated discussion. 2. Expect other drivers to make mistakes and trust only yourself. 3. Slow Down! Driving fast only mak...

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Safe Road Trips for the Single Woman

As a single woman, any time I need or want to take a road trip out of town alone, I never fail to have some anxiety about it. "What if my car breaks down? Do I feel safe to travel alone?" Even though everyone is vulnerable, it still will always be different for a woman. So the best defense to road safety is to plan ahead and be prepared. I feel that the following tips help ease the stress and worry of the trip: I am sure the list could go on and on with safety tips and warnings. But it's basical...

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Get Rid of the Road Rage. Enjoy Your Car!

Like so many other days, I pulled into work on a recent morning feeling the stress and aggravation of all the traffic in South Florida. It was my main topic of conversation that morning. I was so mad. I could not understand how more than half of the people on the road could be so careless. Besides making me late, these drivers (for lack of a more descriptive word) have caused so many accidents or close calls. Usually they are on their cell phone but it is not limited to that activity. I have see...

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